Week 10 is upon us and we are also starting Thursday games. I'm disappointed with my Week 9 results going 8-6 for the week. My losers last week included the Steelers, Eagles, Chiefs, Bills, Raiders, and Patriots. For the season my cumulative record is now 86-44. We once again have a full slate of games and here are my Week 10 NFL picks.
San Diego 21 Oakland 17
Chargers and Raiders have been very frustrating the past few weeks. On a short week, I like the home team so I'll take the Chargers in a close one.
Philadelphia 28 Arizona 14
Eagles once again looked like a mess against the Bears on Monday Night, but not as big a mess as the Cardinals. I like Philly by two scores.
Buffalo 27 Dallas 21
Bills looked like the Bills last week. I think they are better than that, and I haven't been impressed by the Cowboys all season. I'll take the Bills in a very close game.
Kansas City 24 Denver 20
Chiefs sure layed an egg against the Dolphins last week. I'd like to think that was a fluke so I'll take them in a close one against the rival Broncos.
Chicago 21 Detroit 17
Bears have won three in a row and are playing good ball. Lions are on a roll as well. I'll take the Bears at home against their NFC North rivals.
Houston 24 Tampa Bay 20
Texans appear to be destined for their first playoff appearance. Buccaneers are in desparate need of a win to remain in the playoff race. I'll take Houston in a close one.
Indianapolis 17 Jacksonville 14
I have a feeling the Colts will win at least one game this season. With the Jaguars in town this seems like their best chance. This game is not for the faint of heart.
Atlanta 28 New Orleans 24
A great NFC South division battle in "Hot Lanta". Falcons play a lot better at home so I'll take them over the Saints in what should be a close game.
Pittsburgh 24 Cincinnati 21
Bengals are in a tie for the AFC North lead, but haven't really played anyone. Their schedule gets tougher with the Steelers coming to town. I'll take Pittsburgh in a close one to rebound from their last second loss to the Ravens.
Cleveland 20 St. Louis 17
If it wasn't for Indy and Jacksonville, this would have been the snoozer of the week. I'll take the banged up Browns at home over the Rams by 3.
Carolina 31 Tennessee 17
Cam Newton could have huge numbers this week with the Titans coming to town. I like the Panthers big in this one.
Miami 20 Washington 14
That's right two in a row for the Dolphins. In another fantastic matchup, I like the Dolphins to take care of the Redskins.
Baltimore 22 Seattle 13
This could be a trap game for the Ravens after such a big win at Pittsburgh. I don't see Ray Lewis and company letting that happen against the Seahawks.
San Francisco 24 NY Giants 21
49ers and Giants both in first place. Sounds like a headline from the 1980's. 49ers are at home so they are my pick.
NY Jets 27 New England 23
Classic AFC East battle. Jets are playing a lot better while the Patriots are starting to struggle. I'll take Rex and the boys at home.
Green Bay 31 Minnesota 21
Packers continue to roll with a win against the Vikings on MNF.